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March 28, 2017

Arenal Nature & Springs AKA Arenal Nature Walk, Waterfall and Hot Springs

The Arenal is Costa Rica’s most famous volcano and had been actively and erupting until just three years ago. Already the drive to this area is an adventure as we will be leaving the dry northwest, cross the continental divide and observe how quickly the transition to tropical rainforest happens while we will be driving along the beautiful Lake Arenal.

On our way to Arenal we will have a delicious traditional Costarican “Gallo Pinto” breakfast that will prepare us for a full day in the rainforest.

Our first activity is a guided walk through a private rainforest reserve, an ambitous reforestation and research project, that has earned a lot of appreciation worldwide.

We will spot sloths, agoutis, iguanas, jesus christ lizards, caimans, butterflies, tree frogs, poison dart frogs and lots of colorful tropical birds. We will also learn about the native culture of the “Malekus”, one of the last tribes in Costa Rica that maintain their language and traditions.

You will have the opportunity to buy some of their wooden artwork (masks) which will support their community.

From here we will go to our next location: the Waterfall reserve! Getting to the waterfall involves some hundreds of well­built steps that we will walk down (and later back up!) into the base of a canyon where the giant waterfall (200ft!) drops into a huge natural pool. Providing that climate allows we will be able to swim in the pure and fresh water at the base of the waterfall ­an unforgettable experience!

We will complete our day at the “Ecotermales” hot springs where we will relax our mucles while soaking in a variety of beautiful volcanic hot spring pools. In addition, we will have an early dinner (rice, beans, veggies, corn tortilla and a protein choice…beef or chicken or pork or fish) before starting our return.

*instead of visiting the Private Reserve and the Waterfall…we can do the Hanging Bridges hike at Arenal, which is famous and also provides great opportunities to spot wildlife and will take us into the virgin rainforest of the atlantic lowlands*

What is included:

  • Big Organic Breakfast
  • Scenic Drive around the Arenal Lake
  • Walk though nature reserve (1,5hrs)
  • Sloths, butterflies, tree frogs, indigenous culture,…
  • Hike to big waterfall w/ swimming (1,5hrs)
  • Natural volcanic hot springs “Ecotermales”
  • Early Dinner (5-6pm)
  • Entrance Fees
  • Bilingual Guide & Transportation w/ AC


Arenal Nature & Hot Springs Video
Arenal Nature & Hot Springs Video

Important Information:

  • This is a FULL DAY tour
  • Driving time from Flamingo: 4hrs
  • PICKUP: 6am
  • All Ages!
  • Minimum Attendance: 4 persons

Rate: $190/adult, $120/child


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